What to look for when buying a app ?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by max2, Nov 14, 2015.

  1. max2 macrumors 68030

    May 31, 2015
    Would that be how often the app is updated, support, price, and the sometimes the pictures ?
  2. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    What I look for:

    The screenshots
    Developer's website (FAQ, url scheme documentation, social media, etc)

    And when it was published/updated.

    Anything not updated in the last six months gets the boot, and anything I feel iffy about gets wish listed.
  3. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Mainly wether or not I need/want the app and it provides whatever it is that I need/want.
  4. campyguy macrumors 68040

    Mar 21, 2014
    Following the lead of the previous two posters, I rarely buy apps that don't have a paid version, and I often buy the paid version - with millions of apps on the iTS I don't see many non-game apps getting updated (how many PDF, note-taking, or calendar apps are there now?).

    I take some time to read up on related apps - if they're abandonware, what's the point? I avoid developers based in Asia, mainly due to some of my work involving Federal funds but also partly due to seeing too many "stories" about hacking/breaches/etc. and not having any recourse - if the data source is housed overseas - there's no way in heck they're getting my 99 cents.

    I avoid anything that Yahoo is involved with - too many abandoned products. And, if the dev doesn't own the data, their access could get revoked at any time because they're not paying the bills or the TOS changed.

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